Balthazar's love, Veronica, is trapped in a magical urn for all eternity. To rescue her, Balthazar must first free and defeat several evil powerful sorcerers trapped in layers around her. To defeat these sorcerers, Balthazar must first find the prime merlinian - a descendant of Merlin who is born with potential to be a great and powerful sorcerer.
After searching for centuries, Balthazar finally identifies Dave as the prime merlinian. Unfortunately, Dave is an awkward dorky boy who lacks the self-confidence to even accept the possibility that he may be a powerful sorcerer. But Balthazar won't leave Dave alone, as he has been searching for so long, and is desperate to finally free Veronica. With reluctance, Dave agrees to let Balthazar teach him magic, though it is questionable whether he will even survive the training.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice was very much a Disney movie. Wholesome. Good versus evil. Brimming with life lessons. If you are not a fan of Disney movies, then skip this one. However, if you are like me, and find Disney movies entertaining then you will like The Sorcerer's Apprentice. It was a good story and it was well done. The Sorcerer's Apprentice will transport you to a world where giant steel eagles fly, carpets can turn into quicksand, and rings give the wearer special powers. A world where anything is possible. A world of magic. And in the end, in true Disney fashion, you can rest assured that good will triumph over evil, and the ending will be predictably happy. The very formula that hooks me in every time. So if you're in need of a little magic and some good entertainment, then The Sorcerer's Apprentice is for you. This would be a good one for a family movie outing.